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Book author, newspaper columnist to speak to Grove Hill Book Club

Alabama political column writer and TV commentator Steve Flowers will be in Grove Hill next week talking about his book, “Of Goats and Governors.” More...

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Guilty pleas entered in federal court to stealing West Bend oil

Three men connected with the theft of oil from a well in the West Bend Oil Field near Coffeeville have pleaded guilty to charges in federal court in Mobile.  Mark Wayne Bush of Gilbertown pleaded guilty a week ago to conspiracy to defraud the Un More...

Carson Orwig graduates U.S. Air Force Academy

President Obama personally congratulated Carson Wyatt Orwig and other U.S. Air Force Academy graduates following commencement services in Colorado Springs, CO on June 2.  Orwig grew up in Grove Hill and is a son of Michelle and Bob Orwig.  More...

Correction

Emily Cox who made the Chancellor’s List at Troy for the Spring Semester/Term 4 is from Coffeeville.   More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program schedule will continue for Second and Third Grades on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Party and Awards Day will be Friday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. More...

Church News

Church News

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will have its Revival Thursday, June 9 and ending Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. nightly. There will be different speakers including Pastor Eddie Roy Pugh Jr. More...

Community Study Club installs new officers for ’16-18

The Community Study Club of Grove Hill held the final meeting of the club year in the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Scheuvront-Harrison engagement announced

Mrs. Donna Kay Scheuvront of Clarksburg, W. Va. announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter Danielle Nichole Scheuvront, to John Clark Harrison, son of John Randy and Mrs. Nancy K. Noble Harrison of Tallahassee, Fla.  More...

Lifestyle

Remembering Kathryn Tucker Windham

Kathryn Tucker Windham was remembered with a tour of her hometown of Thomasville and other localities Friday, June 2.  Tucker, a well-known Alabama author and storyteller, would have been 98-years on June 2. More...

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Commander in Chief’s congratulations

President Barack Obama congratulates Carson Orwig, who grew up in Grove Hill, following commencement exercises at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 2. Orwig received a BS degree and was commissioned a second lieutenant. More...

Cheap qualifying rates for GH town positions

Want to run for mayor of Grove Hill? Or for a council position? More...

Local banks expanding into other areas

Two Clarke County-based banks are looking beyond the county to grow — First US Bank (FUSB) to north and Merchants Bank in Mobile County to the south. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Affholter - Free Access

Jan Walston Affholter, 59, passed away June 7, 2016 at her residence in Jackson. More...

Dawson - Free Access

Mary Elizabeth Ligon Dawson, 95, passed away May 21, 2016 in Birmingham.  Elizabeth was born April 4, 1921 in Union City, Georgia to James Olin and Mary Lovie Wall Ligon. Elizabeth married Roy K. More...

Bumpers - Free Access

Irma LeRetha Milstead Bumpers, 95, of Jackson passed away June 11, 2016.She was born Oct. 13, 1920 in the Stave Creek-Bolentown Community to Allen and Fannie Milstead. She was a retired sales clerk with Bedsole Fendley Department Store. More...

Sports

All-star teams start play this week

The end of the regular season brings about all-stars for the Grove Hill city teams. The 8-Under softball all-stars will be in Brookwood this weekend playing in the pre-area tournament. They have two games Friday, June 10, at 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. More...

CPS baseball all-stars

Four members of the Clarke Prep baseball team played in the annual AISA all-star game Monday night in Selma. Trey McConnell, Jordan Collins, Head Coach Darrell Hobson, Grey Tucker and Trevor Wood played at Bloch Park. More...

State taking bids to run Roland Cooper State Park

The Alabama State Parks Division is currently accepting bids for the operation, by concession contract, of all or a portion of park operations at Roland Cooper State Park in Camden, Ala. Interested vendors are encouraged to submit bids by 5 p.m. More...

Editorial

One state holiday we could do without

If you had county or state business to attend to at the Clarke County Courthouse Monday you may have been puzzled to find the doors locked and the place dark.  It was a holiday for a Kentuckian by birth who lived in Mississippi and who led a reb More...

Alabama’s economy ranked 8th lowest

There are websites that rank everything under the sun. WalletHub is one, ranking everything from best cities for your skin, to best travel destinations and best savings accounts (just to name some of the latest). More...

New overtime pay hits small businesses

Dollars & Cents

If you own a small business, you may have to make some difficult decisions as a result of regulations issued May 18 by the Labor Department. They will impact many companies that hire low-level managers and staffers as salaried employees. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 31-June 7 include: Rayanna Gilchrist Phillips, 25, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  An arrest was made May 29 for public intoxication.  An arrest was made May 30 for giving false information to a law enforcement officer and proba More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated May 26-June 2 Sylvia J. Jones, to Sylvia J. Jones. Michael W. Clark, to Jimmy Counselman. Theodore Fox Jr., to M.W. Fox. Carlos Lee Wright Sr., to Johnnie Perdue. Gloria J. James, to Brian K. Reeves. More...